In yesterday's post, I returned to the process of created Uprooted. Scroll down to see the red tulle tree and the fabric collage.
I hated that tree. Ug. It was so leggy and wide and red and ungraceful. Yuck. Maybe it could have been fine, but it was making me very crabby. I did nothing with it for four or five days and I still hated it. Nothing to lose at that point. So I sliced it up.
Here I kept the horizontal strips, but rotated them to vertical.
Horizontal might be better?
More slicing then reconfigure the house a bit?
House on the left? No this is too close to where I began. If I want to create something better and revised, I need to really revise.
I sliced the bits into smaller bits and explored a log-cabin-esque composition.
Even smaller pieces. Crazy quilt. Bleck.
Arranging the pieces somewhat by color?
Putting the sky back on top? Maybe...
I had to recreate and add a few pieces to make sure it would still be big enough, but this is the layout I settled on.
Keep in mind that all of that took several days of playing around and reminding myself that it's good to try something new.
I reconfigured each section into larger blocks so I could sew it together more easily. Sorta.
Can you see the tiny zig zag that holds each piece together?
I butted each piece together, then fused a strip on the back to hold them together, then did the zig zag from the front. It seemed to work pretty well.
Not that I'd recommend slicing a 50x50 inch quilt into more than 70 pieces and sewing them back together.
Tomorrow I'll show you the additional details I added and the finished quilt.